Create a new, contemporary design theme for the interior and exterior of Creek Nation’s 10-year-old Duck Creek casino property. The new plan was to build from the local surroundings to provide a comfortable and inviting environment, while also providing an exciting entertainment destination to the area.
Design & Planning
Inspired by the surrounding creeks and wildlife, nature- imagery and finishes were blended with state-of-the-art materials and technology to create an overall decor theme which created a beautiful flow through the property.
Custom “Creeks Edge” pre-fabricated soffits with integrated LED lighting and specialty finishes were created to integrate with the existing ceiling while curving their way around the perimeter of the gaming floor. Curved ceiling elements with a soft blue glow swirl their way across the ceiling to represent flowing water, and soft green and amber chandeliers stand out like lilies on a pond. Wall murals depict duck silhouettes against an abstract creek backdrop, and the custom carpet evokes an image of reeds and grasses along stream banks.
The interior casino design theme continues with a unique sculpted “waterfall” element with featured programmable LED lighting that washes the wall in light and large stone-wrapped architectural columns that flank each side.
As part of the 10,000sf remodel, I-5 also designed and implemented changes to the location’s café and players club venues. All new millwork, flooring, and rustic lighting were provided for each area, along with custom tables and chairs for the casual dining space.
Build & Install
Planning for the implementation of the project occurred throughout the design phase, so the aggressive project schedule could be met. An extremely efficient plan allowed for the on-site transformation to be completed in just 7 weeks.
As part of the overall casino design plan, I-5 created décor solutions that would transform the look of the dated casino while utilizing the existing structure of the building in the best ways. The on-site implementation was able to achieve maximum efficiency by combining offsite fabrication and pre-assembly of the custom décor, as well as a phased implementation that was well thought through. This created a streamlined installation that allowed the casino to remain open and operational throughout the entire project.
The specialty décor for the space included: large illuminated ceiling elements, custom curving soffit features, custom chandeliers, internally illuminated signage, mural elements, premium wall finishes, pre-assembled columns with stone finishes and integrated lighting sconces. Each element was fabricated and pre-assembled prior to shipment to ensure the highest levels of quality and design integrity. As décor elements for each phase of the project were completed at I-5’s facility, they were then loaded for transport to the site in sequence of installation.
I-5 Design created a turnkey renovation solution for the Creek Nation that transformed their 10-year-old Duck Creek location into a regional entertainment destination.
The project all started with a high-impact concept casino design, then followed by forward-thinking build-out solutions, and finished with an extremely efficient implementation plan. All of this allowed the entire project to be completed in less than two months on-site. The renovated interior greets guests as they enter the property and provides a warm and exciting entertainment location.
The Muscogee Creek Nation is extremely happy with the solutions that were designed and implemented for Duck Creek Casino and have reported that during the changes, customers and revenues went up. I-5 has previously worked with the Creek Nation to design and renovate their One Fire Casino and is currently working with them on a renovation for the Muscogee Casino. Each Creek Nation property has been designed to offer a unique look and entertainment experience, while also maintaining a common design DNA to tie each location together.